FDA won’t be hurried to create CBD exceptions amid safety concerns, official says

This article was originally published in MJBizDaily.com A top official for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the agency is concerned that developing a legal exception for supplements containing CBD could send the wrong message, both to companies interested in entering the market and consumers. Lowell Schiller, the FDA’s principal associate commissioner for…

vape juice

Judge temporarily halts flavored vape ban in Michigan, cites harm to businesses

Michigan’s flavored vape ban temporarily halted This article was originally published on USAToday.com DETROIT – The Michigan Court of Claims issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday, stopping the state’s ban on flavored vapes, which began Oct. 2. The harm done to vape businesses, which would have to shut down because of the ban, outweighs the interest of the state in stopping…

France appears ready to OK funding for a medical cannabis experiment with 3,000 patients

France may approve medical cannabis funding for 3,000 patients. This article was originally published in MJBizdaily.com French lawmakers appear ready to approve legislation to bankroll a two-year medical cannabis trial program for 3,000 patients, a move that would give overseas companies the opportunity to export product to what could become one of Europe’s largest markets.…

Final draft of Mexico’s bill to legalize cannabis expected Oct. 17, senator says

The Mexican Senate’s parliamentary commissions of justice, health and legislative study had a special joint meeting to provide updates on the upcoming legalization of marijuana. This article was originally published in MJBizdaily.com During the meeting, Senator Julio Ramón Menchaca Salazar, president of the Justice Commission, emphasized that the Senate’s deadline to legalize is Wednesday, Oct. 23. Senator Damián Zepeda Vidales…

New California marijuana laws address social equity, labor and vapes

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several cannabis-related bills that, among other things, are designed to bolster minority participation in the industry, ensure labor peace and institute a vaporizer cartridge labeling requirement. This post was originally published in MJBizdaily.com Here are summaries of the marijuana bills signed into law by the Democratic governor: Senate Bill 595 requires…